NTT, the Japanese telecoms company, is currently trialling a new type of phone, one that will be able it to receive smells direct. They are currently working with a specialist outfit who is to deliver the niff. Mobile Fragrance Communication (Kaori Tsushin Mobile) is no stranger to smells. NTT already uses the company within its advertising campaigns - it recently released orange and lemon smells at local beer halls, apparently
In use, you select a smell from a ‘fragrance playlist' wherein smells are downloaded to the handset and then transferred, via infra-red, to a device which emits the fragrance.
Where was that rose scent at Valentines when we needed it? On the other hand, what sort of smell would the bookies send you if you've lost in the Grand National?
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